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FRIDAY AUGUST 15TH / 10P-4A / 21+
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Searing. Suspenseful. Climactic. From a swirling vortex of gut-rumbling bass and bouncy, glitched-out beats, an explosion rips through the night. The smoke clears. The only creature left standing is the one known as VibeSquaD.
Since 2006 and long before America’s insatiable appetite for all things dubstep was born, the musician, producer and DJ known as VibeSquaD (aka Aaron Holstein) has been dropping ill beats and stomach-tearing basslines on the decks as a DJ. In the mid to late-‘90’s, Holstein toured with the Chicago band Boogie Shoes, and he studied jazz guitar for a few years in the late-‘80’s with the saxophonist/composer Yusef Lateef. To say that VibeSquaD’s musical heritage is rich is an understatement. Much like fellow dubstep hero, Skrillex (aka Sonny Moore), VibeSquaD brings a thorough understanding of musicianship and live performance to the EDM club and festival circuit. Said VibeSquad, “I listen to mostly electronic music these days; I haven’t picked up my guitar in quite a while! I love making music with a computer.”
Bassnectar (aka Lorin Ashton) recently selected VibeSquaD as exclusive direct support for the entire 2012 Vava Voom Spring Tour, saying, “VibeSquaD has that perfect sound in between full-on meltdown and deep, ultra-grinding groove. I’ve seen him slaughter dancefloors and then change it up within seconds, beaming out the purest, sweetest frequencies. It’s an all-around diversity that is magnetic because it’s all custom crafted and ultra heavy.”
Today playing, in his own words, “100% my own music,” VibeSquaD has built a steady cult following of die-hard, bass-loving fans. Combining a blistering fusion of glitchy EDM, hip-hop and loads of funk, VibeSquaD’s brand of dubstep can best be described as American bass music. All of the vocals on VibeSquaD’s tracks are his own. Fans will know VibeSquaD’s biggest hits: “Bass Travel,” “Flipping Acrobats,” “Shine,” “This Afternoon,” and “The Fireman,” the latter featuring ill.Gates.
Even though the visual imagery and sonic reverberations of glitch-hop and American bass music may feel dark and heavy, VibeSquaD’s ethos radiates nothing by optimism and clarity. Said VibeSquaD, “I am dedicated to making music that vibrates positivity, love and light…with ridiculous amounts of bass and a nasty-ass beat, of course!” For VibeSquaD, the time to shine has truly arrived.
Andreilien on Facebook
Andreilien on Soundcloud
Far far away in deep auditory space, Heyoka has been abducted, cosmically mind probed, upgraded and reconfigured in an extra terestrial lab on a planet known as Marklar. Fortunately he has returned almost entirely unharmed, and now shall be known as the artist currently know as Andreilien…
Andrei Olenev first emerged as HEYOKA on the San Francisco underground glitch/bass scene in 2006. By 2009 he was touring extensively and quickly became a staple sound in the rapidly growing bass music scene of North America. With a constantly evolving, original style, he stood out amongst bass music producers as one who keeps the vibe going strong while venturing to explore new realms of sonic experience. Playing always live sets of his own original tracks, his music has been described as a journey through fractal soundscapes and alternate realms while riding the waves of fat glitch beats and earth rumbling sub bass.
Andrei has brought his signature sound to North American festivals including: Symbiosis, Sonic Bloom, Raindance, Lightning in a bottle, Big Bounce, Alchemeyez, and large Burning Man sound camps such as Nexus, El circo, Temple of Boom, Entheon Village, Roots Society and Fractal Nation. He has also played several international electronic music festivals such as Shambhala (Canada), Boom (Portugal), Earthfreq and Winter solstice (Australia), and Luminate (New Zealand). He frequently tours nightclubs and concert venues through the States and Canada, as well as internationally in Australia, New Zealand and Russia.
As Heyoka, Andrei released his first ep in 2008, and by 2011 had produced over six albums through San Francisco’s Muti Music, a leader in the glitch hop and bass music scene. In “Dub Iteration,” Andrei’s newest album and first official release as Andreilien, he revisits the dubby vibe of some of the earlier Heyoka releases with a newer fatter twist.
Further expanding artistic horizons, Andrei has been continually working to develop a multimedia project with original Visionary and 3D art to create full sensory fractal journey in a dimension of its own.
So, for a sonic journey so thick you can smell it, keep listening to signals from beyond for Andreilien playing in a noosphere near you…
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Kraddy on Soundcloud
Kraddy is a Los Angeles-based electronic-music producer known for bringing an undiluted sound of the underground to new audiences. From his work as a founding member of the infamous Glitch Mob to his groundbreaking solo work, Kraddy (born Matthew Kratz) has always been known for shattering genre conventions while moving crowds everywhere from Red Rocks to L.A.’s famed Low End Theory club. From his breakthrough 2008 hit “Android Porn” to the innovative bangers comprising his latest e.p. Labyrinth (Alpha Pup), Kraddy continues to hybridize hip-hop, dubstep and dancehall with face-melting panache and rock and roll bravado.